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March 27, 2018

Bedtime, Blumhardt, and the Lent Plastic Challenge

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But thinking of the faith and conviction of Blumhardt made me think of the new big thing for woke Christians: giving up plastic for Lent. There is a school of thought prevalent in Christian circles that if we all work hard to be nicer, then...

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February 13, 2018

What Alain Emerson’s Luminous Dark Taught Me

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The fact is that at some point and on some level we will all go through suffering. The big lie of our time is the one that says you can do anything, be anything, you are who you want to be, live the dream. And actually we can’t. Sometimes things...

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January 3, 2018

Ecofriendly Living Is Not The Point of Community. It's a Result.

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Some think that the primary purpose of our community is to be self-sufficient and live off the land, or that it’s an extreme attempt to be eco-friendly (horrible thought). Others see us walking around the countryside or riding in the horse-drawn...

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November 22, 2017

Camden, NJ: Lessons Learned

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Since I started blogging about the start of our community in Camden, I’ve had a number of people get back to me with questions: Did we find a way to become a united community? How did things develop with the neighborhood, on the job site? How does...

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